Jharkhand will quickly ship a proposal to the Centre to revise the minimal wage charge and the CFT (cubic ft) provision per man-day for labourers working underneath the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Assure Scheme (MGNREGS), rural improvement officers mentioned on Thursday.
Labourers working underneath the MGNREGS get a a lot decrease minimal wage than the state’s minimal wage charge. The state’s minimal wage is ₹283, whereas a MGNREGS labourer will get ₹194, officers mentioned.
Equally, a employee’s man-day underneath the Centre’s scheme is taken into account after he digs 73 cubic ft soil in Jharkhand. A employee will get a minimal wage of ₹194 after he digs 73 CFT soil in Jharkhand, whereas MGNREGS labourers in Andhra Pradesh get the minimal wage after digging a mere 28 CFT. In Chhatisgarh, the criterion is 48 CFT, officers mentioned.
Chief minister Hemant Soren, whereas reviewing the progress of the agricultural improvement division on Wednesday, directed officers to jot down to the Centre for a hike within the minimal wage charge of MGNREGS staff.
The chief minister mentioned, “The wage charge underneath MGNREGS continues to be lower than the minimal wage charge of the state. In such a state of affairs, a hike in MGNREGS charge is required to cut back the distinction. The division ought to take steps in direction of acquiring consent from the central authorities on this regard.”
Soren mentioned the MGNREGS is a multi-dimensional scheme, which has immense potential to create large-scale employment in rural Jharkhand.
State rural improvement secretary Aradhana Patnaik mentioned, “We’d ship a proposal to the Centre quickly for revision within the minimal wage of MGNREGS labourers. We’re additionally making efforts for revision in CFT provision, which can assist in enhancing man-days in addition to labourers’ incomes underneath the Centre’s scheme.”
She mentioned for a revision within the CFT rule, a time-motion research is start carried out in Jharkhand by the Nationwide Institute of Rural Improvement and Panchayati Raj.